Archive for the ‘British Isles (The)’ Category
Click HERE to have access to the 2-minute video on BBC News.
Read the article on the website of the Guardian: click HERE.
The Union Jack, the national flag of the United Kingdom:
Photo credit: alexnunez on Flicker.
The flag of England, also known as the St George’s Cross:
The flag of Scotland, also known as the St Andrew’s Cross, or the Saltire:
The flag is sometimes considered as a symbol of Ireland or of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The antiquity of the association with Ireland and Saint Patrick has been questioned. The cross was used in the regalia of the Order of Saint Patrick, established in 1783 as the premier chivalric order of the Kingdom of Ireland, and later in the arms and flags of a number of institutions. After the 1800 Act of Union joined Ireland with the Kingdom of Great Britain, the saltire was added to the British flag to form the Union Flag still used by the United Kingdom. Saint Patrick’s Cross is rejected by many Irish nationalists as a British invention. There is no universally accepted flag for the island of Ireland.
Photo credit: giveawayboy.
The Union Jack is made up of the Saint Andrew’s Cross, the Saint George’s Cross and the Saint Patrick’s Cross. As Wales was not a kingdom but a principality, it was not included on the flag.
Photo credit: summoning ifrit.
The Ulster Banner , also known as the Ulster Flag, the Northern Ireland flag or the Red Hand of Ulster flag, was the flag of the Government of Northern Ireland between 1953 and 1972. It is still used to represent Northern Ireland in some sporting events in which Northern Ireland competes. The Ulster Banner is used within the unionist community, along with the Union Jack.
Photo credit: LisbonVisitor.
The flag of Cornwall: Saint Piran’s flag
Map of England and Cornwall:
Flag of Jersey:
The flag of Guernsey:
The flag of the Isle of Man:
Click HERE to read the article I wrote last year on Saint Patrick’s Day.
Have a look at Google Images to see more photos of murals in Northern Ireland (click HERE)
Here are a few links to interesting websites:
Picture gallery: Northern Ireland murals on the website of the BBC.
Murals of Northern Ireland on the website of the Claremont Colleges.
Belfast murals with a Google map of Belfast.
Political murals on the website of Channel 4 which also discusses murals outside of Northern Ireland.
Belfast’s murals: Off the walls? on the website of the Belfast Telegraph.
A makeover for the murals that depicted hate, violence and bigotry on the website of The Independent.
What is the UVF? on the website of the BBC.
Terminales, as we are currently working on the ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland, the London police received a bomb threat from Irish Republicans before the Queen’s trip to Ireland. Click HERE to read the article on the website of the Independent.
Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated every year on March 17 by the Irish community in Ireland and in the rest of the world as in Chicago, for example, where the Chicago River is dyed green (as you can see on the top left-hand corner of the above photo).
The parade in Cork: